Mann U Returns to Interbike with New Lunch & Learn Format
- Two-part Inventory Planning Session Scheduled; Free Lunch to the First 150 Retailers -
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – June 26, 2018 – Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America, today announced that Mann University (Mann U) will return to Interbike with a two-part seminar titled Inventory Planning for Bicycle Retailers. Each 90-minute Mann U Lunch & Learn session will occur from noon to 1:30pm on Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 19, and will include a free lunch for the first 150 retailers that attend.
“Inventory planning and control is such an important aspect of any retailer’s success, yet I see many retailers in the bicycle industry struggle with it everyday,” said Dan Mann, CEO and Founder of The Mann Group. “Our 2-day seminar at Interbike will give attendees a thorough understanding of the process, including mistakes to avoid when they get back to their stores.”
Mann added that retailers who attend his session will be able to identify the unique challenges of assortment planning in the bike industry, including seasonality, apparel deliveries, model year and brand expectations. Attendees will leave with the tools to implement an effective assortment planning strategy including how to predict trends, accommodate for market slumps, arrange an in-season strategy, generate an effective retail planning cycle and craft a merchandising plan that works for their shops.
“Dan has worked with so many brick and mortar retailers in various industries over the course of his career, and brings a unique perspective and solid understanding of how retail ticks,” said Justin Gottlieb, Interim Show Director for Interbike. “This session is for new retailers, veterans interested in hearing Dan’s perspective and anyone in-between.”
Interbike Marketweek will take place in the Reno Tahoe region beginning with the Northstar Free-Ride Festival in North Lake Tahoe, CA, September 14-16, 2018 (with bike demos taking place on September 15-16). OutDoor Demo will run from September 16-17, 2018 for members of the trade, followed by the Interbike Expo in Reno, NV on September 18-20, 2018.